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Cheney is mostly multifamily

Cheney single-family to multifamily housing ratio has undergone some significant changes in the past decade, as evidenced by a staff report presented to the city’s Planning Commission at its Feb. 13 meeting. According to information from Public...

Project Hope program on its way to Airway Heights

Youth in Airway Heights might have an opportunity to learn some gardening skills and make a little bit of extra money this summer. Project Hope Spokane, in collaboration with the Spokane Regional Health District, is working on bringing a youth...

Flying high to state

Cheney High School swimmer Noah Prophet is carried out the door by his teammates before they left for the 2A/3A/4A boys state swimming meet in Federal Way, Feb....

Cheney changes snow ordinance

Cheney’s City Council has elected to fast-track proposed changes to the way the city plows streets after snow starts to accumulate. At its Feb. 14 meeting, the council unanimously approved all three readings and final passage of changes to the...

Corrections to Fugere story

In a Feb. 16 Cheney Free Press Story about Wayne Fugere receiving the “Medical Lake Senior Volunteer” of the year, Norita Fugere was incorrectly referred to as Rita Fugere. The Fugeres have five children — it was written they have four...

Exit 272 lagoon

Motorists drove with caution on State Route 902, near Interstate 90 exit 272, on Feb. 17 because of water on the roadway. Washington State Department of...

Fairchild pioneers new DOD health system

Fairchild Air Force Base was seen as the perfect fit as a test bed and launch site for a new medical records program that will ultimately be rolled out to the entire Department of Defense. The base... Full story

One year of working to 'solve common concerns'

A little over a year ago, Gill Moberly had some time on his hands. The Marshall-area resident was recovering after surgery, so he was taking the opportunity to catch up on his reading. One item was... Full story

Stubborn winter not slowing STEP construction

Old Man Winter has had his share of making life difficult for many in the region with doses of both bitter cold and significant dumps of snow. But the Spokane Tribe of Indians seem to have danced... Full story

Callaway and Worl co-direct Medical Lake Food Bank

Terri Worl and Joyce Callaway have been co-directors of the Medical Lake Food Bank for over a year, taking over for former director Margaret James, who resigned from the position in 2015. Callaway... Full story

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Feb. 14 Financial fraud was reported on the 600 block of Elm Street. Feb. 15 Rape was reported on the 200 block of South Cheney-Spangle Road. Domestic violence/verbal dispute was reported on the 200 block of West Second Street. Third-degree... Full story

Westwood robotics at EWU

Westwood Middle School's SeaPerch students were one of 80 teams from other area middle schools taking part in underwater robotics competition last Saturday at Eastern Washington University's pool.... Full story

Sheriff's Office offers annual Citizens Academy

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is offering its annual Spring Citizens Academy. This year’s academy will feature an all new class format, including some hands-on training scenarios. The class is free, however class size is limited and...

SCSO boater education classes begin in March

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit is offering boater education classes on the following dates: March 18, April 8, May 20, June 10, June 24, July 15, Aug. 12 and Sept. 9. Classes are at 6011 N. Chase Road in Newman Lake from 8 a.m....

Nguyen and Taylor take fifth at Mat Classic

Three Cheney Blackhawk wrestlers returned home with medals from Mat Classic XXIX, Feb. 17-18, in Tacoma. Boedy Taylor (182 pounds) and Zack Nguyen (138) took fifth in their weight divisions while...

Medical Lake girls capture district championship

See a photo gallery from the event...

Sports Briefs

Big match-up with Weber State on tap at Reese The stretch run is all about playing your best when it counts the most. And the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team has a chance at forging a second-place tie with defending Big Sky...

Medical Lake boys top Okanogan 62-51 in state qualifier

See a photo gallery from the event...

Babcock finishes career with second, third at state swimming

Cheney boys swimmer Trevor Babcock wrapped up his high school career with a pair of top-three finishes at the 2A/3A/4A state championships last Friday and Saturday at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. Head coach Jennifer Hochwalt said...

Best cooks up savory roast of Eastern's football seniors

See a photo gallery from the event...

Cheney High bowlers reach state

Cheney High School's bowling club sent one team and three singles bowlers to the state championships last Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18–19, at Lilac Lanes in Spokane. It was the first time the state ...

Miller takes 12th at state gymnastics competition

Cheney High gymnast Alexis Miller made the most of her second trip to the 1A/2A/3A state gymnastics championships at the Tacoma Exhibition Hall, Feb. 17. Miller finished 12th out of 96 athletes in...

Cause for celebration

Contributed photo by David Noble (Above): Medical Lake girls' basketball coach Kyle Lundberg receives his coach of the year award. (Right): ML girls show off...

1987:Cardinal girls first trip to state

Current Medical Lake girls' head basketball coach Kyle Lundberg was in seventh grade in his hometown of Yakima when the Cardinals made their first state tournament appearance in March 1987. Thirty...

Is freedom of the press really the issue here?

A “friend’s” Facebook post recently made a plea to “Hug a journalist today! There’s a reason Freedom of the Press is the FIRST Amendment to our Constitution. Stand up for that freedom and don’t let anyone try to take it away from us!”...

Johns' opposition to bond helped strengthen community dialogue

As thanks is given to voters for the successful passage of the Cheney School District $52 million bond for schools (Feb. 14), I hope gratitude will extend to Bill and Sue Johns who passionately expressed — at their own expense — cost saving...

Letter writers miss the point on Trump's immigration ban, ISIS

Last week Rose Kline reminded me of her earlier rants against President Trump going back at least to August 2016. Norm Luther also reminded me of his past efforts. I do not know either of these two, but do know that Norm is a longtime Democrat...

Bond requires control, community involvement

Some thoughts, now that the Cheney School District’s $52 million capital facilities bond has passed. As of Feb. 21, the bond had received 61.08 percent approval, needing just 60 percent to pass. According to the Spokane County Elections website,...

Turning public lands over to states would lead to privatization

Do you value your public lands? Our public lands are a part of our American identity. They provide vital sustenance for fish and wildlife and for people. Do you remember your first visit to Mount Rainier? How awesome was that? How about to Turnbull...

Medical Lake FBLA builds momentum, finds identity

For a small club, the Medical Lake High School Future Business Leaders of America has been gaining a lot of momentum over the last year. The club had six members compete at the Feb. 4 Northeast...

Grant brings more music to Windsor Elementary

See a photo gallery from the event...

CHS Students of the Month

Cheney High School announced the names of its students of the month for January. Front row from left to right: Paige King, Alexandria Capaul and Nikki Green. Back row from left to right: Ryleigh...

Westwood Middle School announces 2016-17 Term 2 honor roll

Westwood Middle School announced its honor roll for Term 2 of the 2016-17 school year. 4.0 —Elizabeth S. Bae, Hayley G. Barrera, Makenna M. Benson, Brandon Blazekovic, Dusten T. Butikofer, Mika J. Corneil, Carolyn T. Currin, Jed S. Draper, James...

Education briefs

West Plains residents make WSU president’s list Several West Plains residents made the Washington State University’s president’s list. Airway Heights — Rylie Ann Porterfield. Cheney — Kyra Angeline Allen, Ryan Michael Axtell, Felicia...

What's Happening On The West Plains

All events are free unless posted otherwise. To get your event or meeting in the weekly What’s Happening section send an email with date, time, location and event to jmac@cheneyfreepress.com. Cheney • Feb. 24, Light Fitness Hour (adults 50+),... Full story

West Plains Briefs

Peaceful resistance meeting Feb. 25 in Medical Lake The public is invited to the Medical Lake Library this Saturday, Feb. 25, to learn how to engage in peaceful resistance against the current administration of President Donald Trump. The meeting...

Cheney Kiwanis has deep roots in the community

The Cheney Kiwanis club began in September 1972 and has been involved in the community ever since. Whether the club is participating in events behind the scenes or in the public eye, their presence...

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Feb. 22, 2007 After a year of negotiations, Cheney and Eastern Washington University finally had a contract for fire protection services at the university. Medical Lake High School...

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church Emmanuel Lutheran Church invites you to worship with us this Sunday, Feb. 26 at 10:30 a.m. as we celebrate the Transfiguration of Our Lord. You may also watch our pastor’s sermons at our website or on YouTube at Emmanuel...

Bon Voyage Beau

On Jan. 16, arguably the most successful football coach in Eastern Washington University school history, Beau Baldwin, announced he was leaving Cheney having been hired at the University of... Full story

Medical Lake boys' basketball qualify for state

Medical Lake went on a 12-5 run over the game's final 3 minutes and earned a 62-51 win over Okanogan Feb. 18. The win over the Caribou Trail League Bulldogs in Medical Lake means the Cardinals with a ... Full story

Windsor music students

Thanks to a $14,000 grant from the Spokane-area Hagan Foundation, Windsor Elementary School students have 11 new xylophones on which to learn and perform. Besides class instruction, a group of... Full story

A Valentine's Day present

Medical Lake's head girls' basketball coach Kyle Lundberg got a memorable, and perhaps unexpected Valentines Day gift. It came wrapped up in Michaela Peterson's winning basket in the final two... Full story

All Northeast A League

Medical Lake's girls and boys basketball teams earned a number of awards this fall and winter. For the girls, Jayda Noble and Makayla Geiger earned... Full story

Best delivers savory roast

If there's such a thing, call last Saturday's senior sendoff for the Eastern Washington University football team a fast roast. And if roasting in a microwave is possible so as to speed up the... Full story

Bliznyuk helps Eagles blitz Vandals

It was a great balance of offense and defense, and usually when junior Bogdan Bliznyuk gets a double-double, the Eagles win. Bliznyuk finished with a game-high 25 points to go along with 13 rebounds... Full story

Lena M. Lackey

Lena M. Lackey, 93, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Feb. 15, 2017. She was the daughter of Hattie and Jake Bowman of Echo, Ore. She was born in Stanfield, Ore. on Nov. 14,... Full story

SPORTS

Cause for celebration

Contributed photo by David Noble (Above): Medical Lake girls' basketball coach Kyle Lundberg receives his coach of the year award. (Right): ML girls show off district championship...

SPORTS

Cheney High bowlers reach state

Cheney High School's bowling club sent one team and three singles bowlers to the state championships last Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18–19, at Lilac Lanes in Spokane. It was the first time the state...

EDUCATION

Grant brings more music to Windsor Elementary

See a photo gallery from the event...

SPORTS

Nguyen and Taylor take fifth at Mat Classic

Three Cheney Blackhawk wrestlers returned home with medals from Mat Classic XXIX, Feb. 17-18, in Tacoma. Boedy Taylor (182 pounds) and Zack Nguyen (138) took fifth in their weight divisions while...

NEWS

Westwood robotics at EWU

Westwood Middle School's SeaPerch students were one of 80 teams from other area middle schools taking part in underwater robotics competition last Saturday at Eastern Washington University's pool....

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